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Bartlett Public Library District, 800 South Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL 60103

Starting School


Beginning Readers

Lucky School Bus by Melinda Melton Crow

Monster School: First Day Frights by David Keane

The First Day of School by Margaret McNamara

Tony Baloney: School Rules by Pam Munoz Ryan 


Easy Fiction

Butterflies in My Stomach and Other School Hazards by Serge Bloch

Off to First Grade by Louise Borden 

Monkey: Not ready for Kindergarten by Marc Tolon Brown

First Grade, Here I Come! by Nancy Carlson 

It’s Your First Day of School, Annie Claire by Nancy Carlstrom 

Marco Goes to School by Roz Chast

I Am Too Absolutely Small for School by Lauren Child

Kindergarten Rocks! by Katie Davis

K is for Kindergarten by Erin Dealey

Dinosaur Starts School by Pamela Edwards

Chu’s First Day of School by Neil Gaiman

Back to School Tortoise by Lucy George

Chicken Chickens Go to School by Valeri Goorbachev

It’s My School by Sally Grindley 

Kindergarten Countdown by Anna Hays

Off to Kindergarten by Tony Johnston

Henry in Love by Peter McCarty

Eliza’s Kindergarten Surprise by Alice McGinty

Enrico Starts School by Charlotte Middleton

Happy School Year! by Susan Milord

Fancy Nancy: JoJo’s First Day Jitters by Jane O’Connor 

Amelia Bedelia’s First Day of School by Herman Parish

A Pirate’s Guide to First Grade by James Preller

On the First Day of Kindergarten by Tish Rabe

First Day of School by Anne Rockwell

Ham and Pickles: First Day of School by Nicole Rubel

Oliver and His Alligator by Paul Schmid 

We Love Our School!: A Read-Together Rebus Story by Judy Sierra

The Rattlesnake Who Went to School by Craig Strete

Harry and the Dinosaurs Go to School by Ian Whybrow

Tucker’s Four-Carrot School Day by Susan Winget

The Night before First Grade by Natasha Wing

The Night before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing

The Night before Preschool by Natasha Wing

This School Year Will Be the Best! By Kay Winters

Mom, It’s My First Day of Kindergarten by Hyewon Yum

Emily’s First Day of School by Sarah York



Kits for Families in Change

(Ask for them at the Youth Services Desk)

Starting Preschool

Starting Kindergarten


Bartlett Public Library District
800 S. Bartlett Road
Bartlett, IL 60103
Main: 630.837.2855
Adult: 630.837.3560
Youth & Teen: 630.837.3348
Monday-Thursday: 12pm - 8pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm